Undefeated Novi Sad Al Wahda win FIBA 3x3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final 2018
BEIJING (FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2018) - Novi Sad Al Wahda (SRB) won their 3rd FIBA 3x3 World Tour title in the Chinese capital on October 28 after finishing the season with a historic 32-0 record.
The Serbian squad defeated Riga Ghetto (LAT) in the title game 20-18. Agnis Cavars had a chance to tie the game with just 2 seconds to go, but his 2-pointer bounced out.
FIBA 3x3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final MVP Dusan Bulut led Novi Sad in scoring in the final with 7 points, Dejan 'The Maestro' Majstorovic added 6, while Karlis Lasmanis was the leading scorer for Riga with 9 points.
Novi Sad Al Wahda won their third 3x3 World Tour title in Beijing without losing a single game in the season, stretching their unprecedented winning streak to 32.
In the individual contests of the Bloomage Beijing Final, Kiran Shastri (Delhi 3BL - IND) dominated the shoot-out and Vadim 'Miller' Poddubchenko (UKR) won his 2nd FIBA 3x3 World Tour Dunk Contest Final after defeating 5-time winner Rafal 'Lipek' Lipinski (POL).
The seventh edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour featured 9 Masters, starting in Saskatoon , Canada on July 21-22, and also stopping in Utsunomiya, Prague, Lausanne, Debrecen, Mexico City, Hyderabad, Chengdu, and Penang. The Final brought together the winners of all Masters and the rest of the teams, which finished in the Top 12 in the FIBA 3x3 World Tour season standings. Prize money on the FIBA 3x3 World Tour topped 1 million US dollars for the first time in 2018.
1. Novi Sad Al Wahda (SRB)
2. Riga Ghetto (LAT)
3. Amsterdam Inoxdeals (NED)
4. Zemun (SRB)
5. Liman Tesla Voda (SRB)
6. Princeton (USA)
7. Piran (SLO)
8. Humpolec Bernard (CZE)
9. Delhi 3BL (IND)
10. Ljubljana (SLO)
11. Gagarin (RUS)
12. Saskatoon (CAN)
ABOUT FIBA 3x3
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour (www.fiba.basketball/3x3worldtour) and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups. On June 9, 2017, 3x3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo 2020 Games.
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FIBA 3x3 events are played on Sport Court floors with Schelde backstops, and the Magic Sky canopy system.
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